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I Attended The First MLS Game On Thanksgiving; We Need To Make It An Annual Tradition

On Thursday, the Colorado Rapids hosted the Portland Timbers in a Western Conference semifinal at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. It was the first-ever MLS Thanksgiving game — I really hope it’s not the last.

In the U.S., Thanksgiving is a time for American football. It’s the Lions and Cowboys; it’s a college football game or two. But let’s be honest, the Lions suck, everyone hates the Cowboys and college football has been garbage on Thanksgiving since Texas refused to continue its rivalry with Texas A&M. 

Don’t Torture Yourself Watching The Winless Lions On Thanksgiving, Instead Watch These Exciting Soccer Games

One of the great Thanksgiving traditions — other than your annual Turkey Derby — is watching American football teams you don’t care about. Typically, you couldn’t pay someone to watch a Detroit Lions game, but on Turkey Day it just hits different. This year the Lions are so horrendous that we at The18 recommend these soccer games on Thanksgiving instead.

The Clueless Fan’s Guide To The 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs, Complete With Predictions

After a remarkable Decision Day that ended with Colorado atop the Western Conference and Salt Lake in the postseason at the expense of the LA Galaxy, it’s time to begin our countdown to the Cup final on Dec. 11 with some MLS playoff predictions.

Thankfully, this season’s action begins after the November international break so there’ll be no awkward space between the first round on Nov. 20 and the conference semifinals on Thanksgiving.   

Preposterous Portland Timbers Bicycle Kick Wasn’t Even The Best Goal From Wednesday’s MLS Action

An incredible Portland Timbers bicycle kick goal from Dairon Asprilla rocked Providence Park on Wednesday night as his side defeated San Jose 2-0.

Asprilla’s goal instantly went viral. A bicycle kick from outside of the penalty box is a rarity in soccer and quickly was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.

Seattle Puts 6 Past Portland And Half Of Them Are Worldies

Raúl Ruidíaz and Fredy Montero each scored twice, with Ruidíaz netting his Major League Soccer-leading 13th goal of the season, as the Seattle Sounders defeated the host Portland Timbers 6-2 Sunday night.

Jimmy Medranda and Nicolas Benezet also scored, and goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland made seven saves for the Sounders (10-3-6, 36 points), who moved within a point of first-place Sporting Kansas City in the Western Conference. Sebastián Blanco and George Fochive tallied for the Timbers (7-9-2, 23 points).

Only Thing Better Than This Bicycle Kick Goal Was The Emotional Tribute Immediately After

That was one helluva tribute for Zizinho. 

Rayan Raveloson hit a spectacular overhead kick to open the scoring in the LA Galaxy’s 4-1 win over Portland on Friday, but even better than his goal was the team’s celebration of it. Raveloson and his teammates immediately ran to the bench to grab a jersey of a player who had never played a game for the club.

Salió Con Muletas: Andy Polo Recibió Un Patadón Criminal En La MLS

¡Ayayay! es una de las reacciones inmediatas al ver la violenta entrada que Derrick Williams hizo sobre el peruano Andy Polo, en el último duelo entre Portland Timbers y LA Galaxy, en la MLS. La barrida del irlandés fue tan dura y a destiempo que el árbitro le mostró roja directa y sin un ápice de duda. Polo, en tanto, debió abandonar el campo con la pierna inmovilizada y muletas.

Patada De Williams A Andy Polo

Williams literalmente dio vuelta a Polo con la patada. Las imágenes hablan por sí solas.

MLS Designated Players 2021: Complete List For All 27 Clubs

The year that was 2020 disrupted a lot of the financial models for Major League Soccer and resulted in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement ratified back in February, but the 26th season of MLS is now underway while looking largely similar to previous editions, particularly with regards to the MLS Designated Players list 2021.

Toronto FC Espera Con Un Cocodrilo Al Cruz Azul: La Previa De Los Cuartos De Final De La Concachampions

En la previa de su duelo por los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones FC ante Cruz Azul, el Toronto FC reveló un nuevo refuerzo. No, no nos referimos al venezolano Yeferson Soteldo, sino que a Ale Gator, un cocodrilo que se apareció en los entrenamientos y que firmó un préstamo a corto plazo con el equipo canadiense.